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  • 2019 South Carolina Tobacco Festival

    September 19-21

  • Quick Overview of events!

    Thursday, September 19

    • 6pm County Council will meet in the Bean Market – this is free and open to the public.
    • 7pm - Farm to Table Event at The Stables at the Inn at the Crossroads – join us as we celebrate 65 years with local food & local art!  Artists Karen Fowler, Milton Miles, Sarah Helen Mishoe, and Gloria Timmons will exhibit their work, some that will be available for sale.  Tickets are $60/individual; $100/couple.


    Friday, September 20

    • Opening Ceremonies with master of ceremonies Dan E. Lockemy and live music featuring the Wet Nose Dogs – food trucks

    Saturday, September 21

    • 9am Swamp Run – details available at www.swamprace.com
    • All day – live performances, beauty queens, kids zone, petting zoo, pony rides, arts & crafts, food trucks,  car show, farmers market
    • 7pm – Beach Blast featuring Jim Quick & the Coastline Band followed by FIREWORKS!


    • The Carnival will be open Thursday - Saturday in the parking lot of Pee Dee Thrift and Babcock Furniture on Church Street.


  • 2019 Schedule of Events

    Thursday, Sept. 19

    6:00pm Florence County Council Meeting – The Bean Market
    7:00pm A Farm to Table Event – The Stables – ticketed event presented by Duke Energy
    4-10pm SCTF Carnival & Rides by Garbrick Amusement–219 N. Church Street (Pee Dee Thrift parking lot)

    Friday, Sept. 20

    12pm-6pm Catfish Tournament presented by Marshall’s Marine - Registration – Bean Market Parking Lot
    4-10pm Carnival & Rides by Garbrick Amusement–219 N. Church Street (Pee Dee Thrift parking lot)
    6-6:30pm Opening Ceremony
    6:30pm Watermelon Carving Contest
    6:30-7pm Dan E. Lockemy and the Watermelon Games
    7-10pm SC Tobacco Festival Street Dance featuring WetNoseDogs presented by FTC

    Saturday, Sept. 21

    7:30-8:30am Lake City Swamp Run Registration (race begins at 9am)
    8am-12noon Catfish Tournament presented by Marshall’s Marine - Weigh In – Bean Market Parking Lot
    12noon – 4pm Lake City Farmers Market – ACL Building
    9am-12noon Eastern South Carolina Mustang Club Car Show @Sauls St. parking lot next to East Main Green
    9am – 12noon DNR Simulator
    9am-4pm Kids Zone and Petting Zoo – East Main Green – presented by Scotty Campbell Insurance
    Arts & Crafts Vendors – Bean Market and Village Green
    Food Vendors – Henry St., Kids Zone 
    9am-10:00pm Carnival & Rides by Garbrick Amusement – 219 N. Church Street (Pee Dee Thrift parking lot)
    10am-4pm Performances on the Main Stage – Village Green (see schedule below)
    7-10pm SC Tobacco Festival Beach Blast presented by KJ’s Market IGA featuring Jim Quick & Coastline
    10:05pm Shock & Awe Fireworks Spectacular Finale

    Saturday Performance Schedule

    All events take place on the Main Stage – Village Green

    10am-10:15am Olanta Elementary
    10:15-10:45am Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts
    10:45-11:00 DOM Tumbling
    11-12:00pm DOM
    12:00-12:30pm Presentation of winners: Catfish Tournament, Swamp Race, SCTF Beauties
    12:30-1:30pm KFA
    1:30-2:00pm Lake City Sr. High Show Choir
    2-2:30pm Palmetto Arts Academy
    2:30-3:00pm J. Paul Truluck Show Choir



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